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What should I do about my pregnant teen?

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kelkel12

Asked by kelkel12 at 4:08 PM on Jul. 18, 2008 in Teens (13-17)

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  • How old is she?
    lrobles1983

    Answer by lrobles1983 at 4:08 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • You should try to enroll her in an alternative school where she can work at her own pace with the option of doing it online. I did this for my senior year and graduated 3 months before my daughter was born. Her education is very important, exspecially if she is going to keep the baby. Try to be open minded and understanding. A lot of people won't be and she will need your support. Also talk with her about her options, I DO NOT believe in abortion, but that is one, there is also adoption etc. Also discuss with her options on how to prevent another young pregnancy. One baby is tough for a young mama. I know these things from experience. If you or her have any questions just send me a message. Just don't let her give up on her education. Good luck, your now a Nana, try not to focus on the bad and enjoy it a little bit.
    carinsmommy

    Answer by carinsmommy at 4:44 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • Talk to her, let her figure out what she wants to do and support her.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 7:51 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • love her, support her and do all you can to see that she finishes school. watch reba. she had the right idea.
    princezzmommie

    Answer by princezzmommie at 11:31 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • love her, support her, talk to her, let her know you are there for her and DO NOT JUDGE or talk down to her. be a friend right now. is she keeping the baby or is she considering adoption?
    MrsP777

    Answer by MrsP777 at 11:59 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • talk to her and let her know her option on being a mom. support her every need and just try to bond with her. Don't judge her or tell her what to do. Just love her and tell her that you will be there if she ever need anything.
    GOOD LUCK!
    mommy-in-pink

    Answer by mommy-in-pink at 1:31 AM on Jul. 19, 2008

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  • My oldest dd was 13 when she got pregnant. Gave birth at 14. I thought my world would end. It didn't. It was difficult but I managed to put my personal feelings aside and get her through that. No one, not even a child/teen should go through pregnancy and birth without the support especially from mom. Guide her. She needs you. Have her learn from this lesson. Help her grow. Dont enable her. Make her take responsibility for herself and her child (as best she can of course). I told mine don't be thinking I was going to rear him for her. I didn't. She did and she did a great job. He is now 18 and a wonderful young man.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 3:56 AM on Jul. 19, 2008

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  • support her and let her go to charter school or have her do the american school san diego charter is great idk w here you live but yea or if shes 16 have her do the CHSPE
    Patience1

    Answer by Patience1 at 7:39 PM on Jul. 19, 2008

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  • support, support, support, I was a 16 when I had my first child and the support from my family was the most important. You don't want her to feel alone. I am 31 now and my son is 14 years old. And I talk to my son all the time about how hard it was and I don't want him making the same wrong choices.
    camjay

    Answer by camjay at 1:38 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

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  • Love and support!! But remember, you are there to help, not raise. She made the choice and she needs to learn how to raise her child and be a mother!!!
    kscmbz

    Answer by kscmbz at 4:29 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

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